Australian Homespun

Australian Homespun July 2016

Homespun magazine is a place of inspiration, it combines creative techniques with a vast array of styles and themes taken from a team of leading craftspeople throughout Australia and the world. Homespun is a publication that is at the forefront of the industry, made by people who are passionate about craft. Each issue of the magazine features step-by-step easy-to-follow project ideas and accompanying patterns sheets, a variety of crafts including quilts to bags to dolls, inspirational photographs of fantastic finished products plus interesting reads to engage and entertain. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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readers’ showcase

THIS MONTH’S WINNER Jacinta Hanrahan, from Bungaree, Vic, for her Colour My World project: “After noticing my niece being very particular about the order of her pencils, I thought I would make her a pencil roll for her fourth birthday. I knew I’d seen a pattern before, so I searched through my Homespun collection and finally found it in Vol 11 No 10: Colour My World, by Kellie Wulfsohn. The main fabric in the pattern I substituted with denim, as it goes well with lots of colours. I also changed the outside cover from a flower to the word ‘colour’. It was very hard to hand it over to my niece, but hopefully she’ll let me share when we next colour in together! Thanks for the inspiration.” Congratulations to Jacinta for her great…

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best of the best from pinterest

Best clock Time to go a little bit ‘flaky’! Designer: Stitch & Glimmer Contact: stitchandglimmer.etsy.com, (Facebook) Stitch & Glimmer, (Instagram) @stitchandglimmer Best necklace Showy, snowy fashion accessories. Designer: Beverly McCullough, of Flamingo Toes Contact: flamingotoes.com Best hoop Get the drift with stitching in the round. Designer: September House Contact: www.soseptember.blogspot.com, www.septemberhouse-embroidery.com, www.septemberhouse.etsy.com king of the jumpers THE MANE ATTRACTION Patons has a sweet new pattern book called Pop Tots, which features lovely designs for babies through to size 4. This lion sweater (also shown in girly pink) is our favourite – and the coordinating log-cabin blanket just comes as a bonus. Both patterns are classified as Easy Knitting – in Big Baby 8 ply. Pick up a copy of the pattern book at your favourite craft outlet or contact Patons for your nearest stockist – call 1800 337 032 or visit…

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pin interest

XMAS 1: BUTTON TREES Cori George likes buttons, not branches, for mantel-sized celebratory accessories. And she’s happy to share her easy tutorial with Homespun readers. SUPPLIES • Green buttons• Pearl straight pins• Scrap of green fabric• Small foam cones DIRECTIONS Start by covering your foam cone with the green fabric. I actually just pinned it in place because I knew it would be held together by all of the straight pins. But you could glue, as well. Now, start adding buttons from the bottom, securing them with the pearlised pins. The hardest part of the project is to aim the pins into the cone so that the pointy end isn’t sticking out on the other side of the cone (or into your hand!). Work your way up the cone, and top with a final button. Easy! CONTACTS: Cori…

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it’s show time!

HILL OF QUILTERS – SYDNEY Only a few more sleeps until Sydneysiders can enjoy the three-day 17th biennial Hunters Hill Quilt Show, which opens on August 11. Here’s what to expect: • Fun • A gallery of great quilts • Special new exhibition of baby quilts to be donated to the Grace Centre for Newborn Care at Westmead Children’s Hospital • Quilts to buy • Coffee, tea and homemade goodies • Proceeds to Dr Elizabeth Scott for the Brain & Mind Research Institute Where? Historic Hunters Hill Town Hall, 21 Alexandra St. More info? www.huntershillquilters.org/p/2016-quilt-show.html. PLUS HERE'S CHEERS – ADELAIDE Quilters deserve a night of glamour just as much as anyone! Well, you can enjoy a fun cocktail party to launch the 2016 AMQ Festival (Australian Machine Quilting Festival), held from August 25-28, 2016. The event includes a presentation of the Minda Benefit Quilt…

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diary dates

NSW – Sydney August 6-7 Camden Camden Country Quilters’ Guild Exhibition; AH & I Hall, Argyle St. Open 9.30am-4pm. Entry $6. More information: Phone Chris on 0413 762 028. NSW – Country July 15-17 Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Timeless Quilters’ Biannual Quilt Show; Port Macquarie Panthers Club, 1 Bay St. View quilt display, participate in a raffle, purchase craft goods and attend craft workshops. Open Fri & Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Entry $5. Funds raised will be donated to the Neo-natal Unit at the Port Macquarie Base Hospital. More information: Phone Lee McGlashan on 0402 437 604, email lee@reglee.com.au or contact Sue Richardson, sooricho@gmail.com. July 22-24 Wagga Wagga CraftAlive Wagga Wagga; Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke St. Bringing together both talented interstate and local exhibitors, focusing on creative hand finished products, DIY products, craft supplies, homewares and creative workshops. Open…

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book nook

Learn How to Knit with 50 Squares by Che Lam, $34.99 If you’re just starting out with knitting or you’ve mastered the basics and are ready to stretch your wings, this book provides an excellent guide to a wide range of stitches and techniques. Learn a new stitch by following the step-by-step instructions and colour photographs, then practise by knitting a square. Begin with knit and purl, then progress to textured, twisted, cable, lace and relief stitches, such as double moss, mini bobbles, braided cable, openwork lace, intarsia and fair isle. For true beginners, there are introductory chapters on tools and materials, holding the yarn and needles, casting on and off and finishing. Instructions are provided for a small number of projects that you can make with your knitted squares, such…